Officially called "Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera," Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple has a wooden stage sticking out from its main hall 13 meters above the hillside it stands on. It was founded in 778, and its current buildings were built in 1633. Notoriously, there were no nails used in the temple's construction. The stage gives visitors a view of the surrounding trees that are colorful when the season changes to spring and autumn. The main hall of the temple has a small statue of a Kannon with eleven faces and a thousand arms. Below the main hall is a waterfall that many believe has magical powers. The temple is a popular destination for pilgrims, but the vendors who sell talismans, paper fortunes, and incense attract many other visitors, especially during holidays.
Opening Hours: 6: 00-18: 00, it will be extended to 21:00 late during the night visit
Entrance Ticket:300 yen for adults, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students;
400 yen for adults at night and 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students.
Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 1-chome, Shimizu, 294th